The Fair Trade Movement has a Whiteness Problem

The Fair Trade Movement has a Whiteness Problem

The fair trade movement has a whiteness problem.Most fair trade-verified organizations are led by white people, primarily women. Fair Anita, as you likely know, is no different. For the last 5 years, our leadership team has been two white women, Anna and myself (pictured). I believe the whiteness of fair trade is rooted in a long history of colonialism and white savior complex. And while we a…
The Impact of Buying Fair Trade

The Impact of Buying Fair Trade

Fair Anita products are made fair trade by women in 16 countries. Learn why this matters.At Fair Anita, we strive to create beautiful products that you love to wear-- pretty pieces that can add a little-something-extra to any outfit. Because our customers are usually shopping with style and price point in mind first, often times the fact that our products are all made fair trade can be missed.&nbs…
Why Fair Trade?

Why Fair Trade?

Fair Anita was just certified by the Fair Trade Federation, a huge honor and a great affirmation that we're running our business the ethical way!  But what does "fair trade" mean and why does it matter?We know you've worked hard for your money: it's a natural impulse to want to get the most value when making purchases. We tend to gear towards making purchases that we consider a good deal. &nb…
#InvestInWomen: The Story Behind Fair Anita

#InvestInWomen: The Story Behind Fair Anita

We believe in investing in other women. This is the very idea behind Fair Anita, a social enterprise that invests in the power of women. Hear our story and become part of our endeavor in creating opportunities for women around the globe.
Sustainable & Lifestyle Blogs We Love!

Sustainable & Lifestyle Blogs We Love!

It’s so wonderful to see that more and more people are getting into ethical fashion and sustainable living. It’s always such a pleasure to connect with other women who have the same ideals and who value the adage, “change starts with oneself.” If you are on the journey to live a life for social good and environmental preservation, here’s a short list of our favorite bloggers. Add them to your read…
Inspiring Fair Trade Quotes

Inspiring Fair Trade Quotes

Every time we go shopping, there is an overwhelming number of products available. We are bombarded by product ads influencing our choice of food, clothing, and even our concept of leisure. It’s easy to stop asking questions about the companies that make our products. But wouldn't it be better if we knew what practices and standards we were supporting? Quotes about Decision MakingAs information bec…